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National Educators Institute 2023 Agenda

The Art and Science of Teaching Jewish History in America
August 21-23, 2023 (online)

 

Exclusively for Educators | Registration required
12-4 pm ET (9 am-1 pm PT) Daily
Fee: $75

If you have any questions, please be in touch with education@theweitzman.org

NEI Directors

Dr. Jonathan Krasner, Brandeis University
Dr. Benjamin Jacobs, The George Washington University

August 21 |  Day One

12:00 – 12:40                Welcome and Introduction Opening remarks Dr. Josh Perelman, Chief Curator and Director of Interpretation and Exhibitions, The Role of Objects at the Museum

12:40 – 1:45                Themes and Tensions of American Jewish History Dr. Jonathan Sarna

1:45 – 2:00                  Break

2:00 – 2:30                  An Introduction to The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History Rebecca Krasner, Associate Director of Education

2:30 – 3:20                  Deep Dive with Scholars Dr. Adam Mendelssohn and Dr. Beth Wenger

3:20-3:30 – Break

3:30 – 4:30        In the Classroom: What Do Students Love About American Jewish History and How Do We Leverage That In Our Classrooms? Rachel Bergstein, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, and Saul Kaiserman, Temple Emanu-El, New York City

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August 22 | Day 2

12:00 – 1:15                 Antisemitism in America Dr. Pam Nadell

1:15 – 2:00                   Facilitated Discussion: How do we integrate conversations about antisemitism into our classrooms? Yehudah Potok, Facing History and Ourselves

2:00 – 2:15                   Break

2:15 – 3:15                   Deeper Dive with Scholars, Session #2  Scholar of Religion, Dr. Rachel Gross, and Dr. Golan Moskowitz

3:15 – 4:15                   Teaching Controversial Issues  Dr. Ben Jacobs and Dr. Jonathan Krasner

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August 23 | Day 3

12:00 – 12:45               The Power of Objects and How to “Read” Them Ronit Lusky

12:50 – 1:50                 Curating History: The Surprises Historical Objects Reveal Dr. Jenna Weissman Joselit and Dr. Laura Liebman

1:50 – 2:00                   Break

2:00 – 3:45                   Overview of Museum Resources Rebecca Krasner, Claire Pingel and Dr. Josh Perelman

4:00 – 4:15                   Wrap Up & Thank You

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